9th Symposium Driving Simulation

8+9 November 2023 | Braunschweig, GER

 accompanied by the ENVITED research cluster assembly


The Symposium Driving Simulation - SDS brings together industrial and academic experts from the fields of virtual driving simulation, driving dynamics, ADAS sensor technology and autonomous driving. Our format offers a familiar environment for networking and the presentation of scientific approaches, application-oriented results and state-of the art technologies. The focus of the 9th edition SDS is on technical challenges, latest research approaches and state of the art simulation processes. SDS offers the industrial and academic community a better technological access and possibilities for deeper exchange and future collaborations. We offer start-ups and public funded projects a platform for professional exchange, dissemination, and the development of their business relationships.



Turning the vision of autonomous driving into reality requires a fundamental digital transformation in the development process. The rapidly increasing product complexity and the interaction of the vehicle with a connected environment lead to a multidimensional test matrix of hitherto unknown dimensions. It is obvious that in order to cope with these demanding tasks, a partial shift from real testing to the hybrid / virtual world is necessary in order to develop safely, reproducibly and efficiently. Simulation methods in combination with driving simulators are a key technology. Automotive OEMs and suppliers need to make the numerous possible solutions offered by driving simulators their own, while technology providers have to develop them further for the future. All too often this potential is not fully exploited due to the increasing complexity of these systems and a heterogeneous hardware and software environment. Here, too, continuous research and further development of virtual test methods is necessary to provide engineers with reliable and credible simulation processes.



The event is aimed at decision-makers and experts from science and industry in the field of virtual driving simulation, driving dynamics, ADAS, autonomous driving and connected mobility systems.


DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems
Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig


DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems

Around 250 scientific employees - engineers, psychologists and computer scientists - work at the Institute of Transportation Systems Engineering at the Braunschweig and Berlin sites. They carry out research and development for automotive and rail systems and for traffic management. And in doing so, they contribute to increasing the safety and efficiency of traffic on roads and railways. The close cooperation between DLR's institutes and facilities enables synergies to be exploited with aerospace and energy technology.

The Institute of Transportation Systems was founded in 2001 under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Lemmer at the Braunschweig Research Airport. It has grown steadily since then and is consistently expanding its research activities. Our scientists work closely with partners and customers from industry, science and politics on a national and international level. After three years of institute management by Prof. Katharina Seifert, Prof. Michael Ortgiese has been acting director since October 1, 2021.


  • Virtual Design, Validation and Certification of Highly Automated Driving Functions
  • Modelling of non-motorized Vulnerable Road Users
  • Scenario Generation for AD
  • ADAS Sensor Modelling and Sensor Fusion
  • Perception and Human Factors in Vehicle Driving Simulation
  • Driving Simulator Technologies for Development of ADAS and Driving Dynamics


8 November 2023
Annual ENVITED Research Cluster Assembly

(participation only for members of the ENVITED research cluster and invited guests)

10:00 AM
Arrival of the ENVITED Members and Invited Guests

10:30 AM
Welcome & Introduction
Alexander F. Walser | Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

10:35 AM
Overview and current status ENVITED research cluster
Alexander F. Walser | Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

11:00 AM
Workshop: Decentraliced ENVITED Data Space Securing Trust, Quality and Seamless Integration of Simulation Assets

- DEMIM - Decentraliced Member Identity Management

- Data Space Governance

- Data Space Architecture

12:30 PM
Lunch Break

1:30 PM
Open-Source Model & Simulation Library 
Curent Status SL1 - Perception Sensor Models
Carlo van Driesten | BMW AG 

Workshop - Initiation of new sub libraries
SL2 - Traffic Participant Models
SL3 - Scenario Data
SL4 - Static Environment Data
SL5 - Tooling

3:00 PM End

8 November 2023
9th Sympsoium Driving Simulation - Day 1

3:00 PM
Arrival of the Participants
Registration and visit to the Exhibition

3:30 PM
Introduction & Welcome
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Hahn  |  DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems
Alexander F. Walser | Automotive Simulation Center for Simulation e.V.

3:45 PM
Worldwide Road Database for Simulation Applications
Dr. Gunnar Gräfe   |  3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

4:10 p.m.
Finding Scenarios that Matter: How Standardized Metadata for Scenario-based Testing will be Key for Collecting Required Data for Your Simulation Environment
Fin Heuer | DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems , Rico Auerswald | Fraunhofer IVI

4:35 PM
Validation & Variation of Open Standards and 3D Scene Maps
Mirco Nierenz |  Triangraphics GmbH

5:00 PM
PITCH: AVES Launcher - A cloud-based Tool for Automated OpenDRIVE Generation and Editing 
Victor Peneff |  AVES reality GmbH

5:15 PM
Refreshment Break

5:30 PM
PITCH: OVAL, the Data Space for Virtual Validation
Peter Lerchbaumer  |  Perpettum Progress GmbH

5:45 PM
Development and Integration of a Real-Time Capable Vehicle Testbed for HMI and ADAS Evaluation
Luis Putzer  |  Graz University of Technology

6:10 PM
Virtual Homologation of Automated Driving Functions in Germany: Leveraging Simulation
Andreas Lauringer  |  Kontrol GmbH

6:35 PM
Panel Discussion Game Changer Simulation: Virtual Validation & Certification of Highly-Automated Vehicles
Christoph Gümbel |  future matters AG
Andreas Lauringer  | Kontrol GmbH
Carlo van Driesten  |  BMW AG
Lennart Asbach |  DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems

7:15 - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall
  • Demonstration of DLR VRU-Simulators
  • Catering & Cocktails
9 November 2023
9th Sympsoium Driving Simulation - Day 2

8:15 AM
Arrival of the guests
Welcoming over a cup of coffee and visit to the exhibition

8:30 AM
SDS Organizers

8:35 AM
Evaluation of the Impact of Infrastructure Measures for the Increase of VRU Safety with a Focus on Vehicle-VRU Interaction
Dr. Martin Fischer  | DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems

9:00 AM
Enhancing Safety with Advanced Analysis of Accident Data: Techniques for Evaluating the Pre-Crash-Phase
Thomas Unger, Marcus Petzold | Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH

9:25 AM
Exploring Lane-Free Traffic for Connected Autonomous Vehicles with Dynamic Driving Simulator
Arslan Ali Syed  |  Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control, Technical University of Munich

9:50 AM
Scenario-based Testing of Driving Functions for the Protection of Vulnerable Road Users
Oliver Funk  |  Vector Informatik

10:15 AM
Coffee Break

10:45 AM
Acquisition of Driver Monitoring Data in a Static Driving Simulator - Challenges and Technical Validation
Khazar Dargahi Nobari, Prof. Torsten Bertram | TU Dortmund University

11:10 AM
ADSS. Scenarios Recording and Processing
Georgiy Fidelin  | ADSS

11:35 AM
How to Master the Challenges of Successfully Using ASAM OpenSCENARIO
Sergio​​​​ Augustin Gallego |  AVL List GmbH

12:00 noon
AnteMotion Maze Maps Transpiler – SaaS Service to Create OpenDRIVE Road Networks from HERE HD LM Including Extra Details from HERE SD and OSM
Luca Gasbarro  |  AnteMotion Srl

12:25 PM
Lunch break in the Exhibition Hall

1:30 PM
Accelerated Real-Life Testing and Characterization of Automotive LiDAR Sensors to Facilitate the Development and Validation of Enhanced Sensor Models

Marcel Kettelgerdes | Technical University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt

1:55 PM
Complex Sensor System Simulations for Higher Level Automation

Dr. Richard Rapp | Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH

2:20 PM
Project Pitch: AI-SEE
Mohammed Saif | ANSYS GERMANY GmbH

2:35 PM
Towards Zero Prototypes: Right Simulators and Right Models at the Right Time
Micheal Hoffmann | VI-grade

3:00 PM
Coffee break

3:30 PM
From Concept to Prototype: Building a Retargetable Translator for
Driving Simulation Languages
Marvin Schneider, Prof. Dr. Jörn Schneider | Trier University of Applied Sciences

3:55 PM
Implementation of a Validation Environment for an Emotionalizing Sound Design in a Driving Simulator
Manuel Petersen | IPEK - Institute of Product Engineering Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

4:20 PM
Final remarks
SDS Organizers

4:25 p.m.
End of the event


Poster Exhibition (Day 1+2)
Steering towards AI: Student Education using Driving Simulation
Eileen Neumann | Trier University of Applied Sciences
ENVITED academy: Online Certification Course Simulation of Automated Vehicles
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.





AnteMotion is an engineering company specialized in developing cutting-edge technology simulations tools for the Automotive field to accelerate the development and validation processes of Autonomous Vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems AnteMotion’s tools are developed with the Vision of Enhancing & Complementing customer’s simulations toolchains focusing primarily on high quality Visualization, Environmental Perception and Automatic Modeling of 3D simulation environments.


Perpetuum Progress

Perpetuum Progress is an independent, founder-driven company headquartered in Ingolstadt – Munich area – Germany. Our heart is beating for the development of autonomous mobility. Since our foundation in 2020, our international team is working on an open-standard based platform for virtual validation of autonomous mobility. Besides the product driven development we are working as an engineering partner in serial development for OEMs and First-Tiers. Also, in consortium research projects, we develop innovative solutions on the way to autonomous mobility. The combined experience of these two fields enables us to create our own innovative platform as a service: OpenValidation Plattform (OVAL).



Live expert talks and highlight topics bundled in an unique format and community.

Discuss future challenges, scientific approaches and latest technologies with other experts and gain new impulses for your daily business.

Matchmaking with end users, technology providers and researchers.

Technology providers and associations present their technologies and services at exhibition booths



8 November 2022

Annual ENVITED research cluster assembly

Free of charge and open for all employees of ENVITED member companies / insitutions including SDS welcome reception

  • Lectures & Workshops
  • Networking & Exhibition
  • Event Documentation
  • Catering & SDS Welcome Reception

8+9 November 2022

9th Symposium Driving Simulation
  • Welcome Reception
  • Networking & Exhibition
  • Demo DLR VRU Simulators
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Catering


SDS Tickets
€ 290.- excl. VAT - members of asc(s e.V. and VDC Fellbach w.V.
€ 475.- excl. VAT - regular
€ 100.-  excl. VAT - employees of academic institutions / students (members / non-members)
Payment Methods: Invoice, PayPal, SOFORT Überweisung, Credit Card (VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, MasterCard)




It all started with the 1st Symposium Driving Simulation 2015 at FKFS / University of Stuttgart.

More information about the 2nd Symposium Driving Simulation 2016 at TU Berlin  may be found here.

More information about the 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation 2017 at DLR in Braunschweig may be found here.

More information about the 4th Symposium Driving Simulation 2018 at Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern may be found here.

More information about the 5th Symposium Driving Simulation 2019 at FKA GmbH in Aachen may be found here.

More information about the 6th Symposium Driving Simulation 2020 - virtual edition may be found here.

More information about the 7th Symposium Driving Simulation 2021 - virtual edition may be found here.

More information about the 8th Symposium Driving Simulation 2022 at IFM in Benningen may be found here.




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